Wedding crasher arrested after disrupting beach nuptials, police say
He was a wedding crasher of the worst kind.
During a beachfront wedding on Marco Island, police said a drunken local disrupted a couple's nuptials by running back and forth behind the altar, shouting obscenities and lobbing unopened beer cans, at one point hitting the best man in the back, police said.
Now Bradley John Stiner, a 22-year-old Marco Island resident, faces a misdemeanor battery charge and the scorn of a wedding party whose memories have been tarnished.
Police said Stiner started acting up during the Friday evening beachfront wedding by running behind the altar, drawing the wedding party's attention. Attendees at first ignored Stiner, but soon Stiner drew closer and started shouting, "Hey tourists, get off my beach, I'm local," an arrest report said. Stiner then shouted obscenities and threw full beer cans, hitting several attendees, the report said. Several party members chased after Stiner, causing the wedding to break up.
When questioned by officers, Stiner had difficulty standing without swaying, the report said. When officers asked how much alcohol Stiner had consumed, he refused to answer and said he has a "right to be on the beach as a taxpaying citizen," the report said. Stiner also shouted he is a veteran who should be allowed to do whatever he wants, officers said.
Following an arrest Friday on suspicion of disorderly intoxication, Stiner faces a battery charge after the best man hit with a beer can wanted to press charges Saturday.
Report: 3 crime gang members arrested in East Naples
Three out-of-town men believed to be part of the "Felony Lane" organized crime gang were arrested Saturday following two car burglaries and attempted fraud at an East Naples Walmart.
Justin O'Neal Ferrell, 25, of Hallandale Beach, and William Charles Gregory, 24, of Miami, face multiple burglary, conspiracy, theft and fraud charges following their arrest Saturday. Deron Edward Holmes, 25, of Jonesboro, Ga., also faces an unarmed burglary charge.
Collier County sheriff's deputies started their investigation after two victims reported their car windows smashed and several items, including credit cards, stolen at Veterans Community Park. Deputies asked the victims to call their credit card companies, which said purchases were being made at an East Naples Walmart.
Deputies located the suspects, made arrests, and reviewed surveillance video, an arrest report said. Ferrell tried to make a $600 purchase with one of the victims' stolen credit card, but it was declined, the report said. Holmes successfully bought a $300 gift card, which he then used to pay for an Xbox video game system, deputies said. Gregory also helped in the burglaries, deputies said.
During a search of the suspects' vehicle, several illegally obtained items were found, including two iPads, two Xbox consoles and a spring-loaded window punch, deputies said.
Because the suspects were from out of town, as well as the nature of the burglaries, deputies believe the men are part of the "Felony Lane" gang, a South Florida group of criminals known for smash-and-grabs that result in fraudulent purchases on credit cards. Ferrell and Gregory face multiple charges because they admitted to the burglaries, the report said. Holmes faces one charge because he didn't confess, deputies said.
East coast man arrested on fraud charges at Coastland mall
A Hialeah man with eight fraudulent credit cards in his wallet was arrested Friday at Coastland Center mall, where he tried to buy nearly $950 worth of merchandise, Naples police said.
Rolando E. Iglesias, 25, faces 11 fraud and counterfeiting charges following his arrest Friday evening. Officers said Iglesias tried buying items at two stores before being arrested while shopping at a third.
Iglesias first tried to buy about $650 worth of goods from Lady Foot Locker, but his Visa card was declined, officers said. When a clerk called Visa representatives about the card, Iglesias quickly grabbed the card and walked out of the store, an arrest report said.
Iglesias then went to Piercing Padoga, where he tried to buy a gold chain and bracelet worth about $300 with a Walmart prepaid card, the report said. Officers said they caught up to Iglesias at an Express store, where he was preparing to buy more items. During a search of Iglesias, officers found four Walmart prepaid cards and four Visa cards, none of which were valid.
Iglesias posted $32,500 bond. He has been issued a trespass order at Coastland Center mall for three years.
Keenan W. Anderson, 20, of the 400 block of Jones Street, Immokalee, was arrested by Collier deputies Saturday on Stockade Road. He faces charges of possessing more than 20 grams of marijuana and possessing marijuana with intent to sell.
Dylan Wayne Wiebke, 19, of the 800 block of 10th Street Southeast, Golden Gate Estates, was arrested by Collier deputies Saturday near the 2000 block of River Reach Drive. He faces a controlled substance possession charge.
Carlos Catete, 53, of the 0 block of Isle of St. Thomas Street, East Naples, was arrested by Collier deputies Saturday near Interstate 75 and Golden Gate Parkway.
Carly C. Cross, 28, of the 900 block of 10th Street North, Naples, was arrested by Naples police Saturday near 10th Street North and 10th Avenue North.
Robert Thomas Stack, 24, of the 4000 block of Bayshore Drive, Naples, was arrested by Collier deputies Saturday near Shadowlawn Drive and Francis Avenue.
Julie Ward, 30, of the 500 block of 108th Avenue North, North Naples, was arrested by Collier deputies Friday near Seventh Street North and 111th Avenue North.
David Wroughton, 55, of Knoxville, Tenn., was arrested by Naples police Friday near U.S. 41 and Mooring Line Drive.